KVH Announces New Versions of its DSP-1760 High-performance Single- and Multi-axis Gyros
The small, lightweight, unhoused DSP-1760s provide such characteristics as user-selectable data and baud rates, high bandwidth/low latency and low noise, and increased flexibility in mounting and installation – all critical attributes in applications where size, weight, and accuracy are of prime importance. The unhoused DSP-1760s are particularly well-suited to stabilization and pointing systems such as gimbals, for example, which require all of those performance characteristics.
The unhoused DSP-1760s’ flexible interface is designed for ease of integration in new applications, as well as upgrades to existing systems. A developer’s kit is available for the unhoused DSP-1760s, providing benefits of rapid design and integration; the kit includes the user interface software and all components needed to immediately connect the FOG to a computer to configure, evaluate, and test the unit.
“The unhoused DSP-1760 products allow higher-level system integrators new flexibility to quickly add KVH’s high-performance FOGs into purpose-built packages and end-systems,” says
The DSP-1760 unhoused variants offer exceptional performance in bias stability, scale factor, and angle random walk. The unhoused variants use KVH’s exclusive E•Core® ThinFiber, the world’s smallest D-shaped optical fiber. By reducing the overall diameter of the fiber to just 170 microns (a 30% reduction from KVH’s original E•Core polarization-maintaining fiber), the resulting E•Core ThinFiber enables a greater length of fiber to be wound onto a bobbin, thereby increasing the accuracy of the gyros.
“By making the DSP-1760s available as unhoused variants, we are providing maximum versatility for the most challenging designs,” says
In addition to offering the DSP-1760 in nine configurations (six housed and three unhoused), KVH offers an entire line of FOGs and FOG-based inertial systems that are utilized in cutting-edge applications including sensor fusion-based navigation, guidance, stabilization, and positioning solutions. KVH FOGs are in use in production programs for a wide range of commercial applications, including underwater unmanned vehicle navigation, rail/track geometry measurement systems, land-based street mapping platforms, and air, land, and maritime autonomous platforms. KVH FOGs and FOG-based IMUs are also in use in numerous prototype and development programs for autonomous cars.
Note to Editors: For more information about the DSP-1760 and KVH’s entire line of FOGs, inertial measurement units, and inertial navigation systems, visit KVH’s “Guiding Intelligent Systems” website, www.kvh.com/unmanned. High-resolution images are available at the
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